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RATINGS: 2598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This English style of beer, also known as Sweet Stout or Cream Stout, first appeared in London in the late 1800’s. The early brewers touted the health benefits of the milk sugar in this beer which today relates mainly to the increased amount of calories(no real health benefits…sorry). The milk sugar adds a well rounded sweetness to this dark beer and makes it an outstanding, year ‘round stout.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a dark, black-ruby body with a tan, creamy head that hangs around for a while before digressing to a thin rim. The smell is strong coffee, chocolate, and a touch of oak. The flavor is a nice array of coffee, chocolate malt, and sweet milk sugar. The mouthfeel is the creamiest I’ve had in stout--like whole milk going down. Very little bittering leaves the sweetness to ring out finishing soft and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Draft Mag gave this a high rating. Thought I’d try. Not really creamy and not as sweet as expected. Lasting roast finish on the tongue. Average.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Fresh bottle, finally, after the nightmare 2 year old bottle I had a while back. Good to see this brewery back in Tampa. Pours a very dark brown to black body with a creamy, 2 finger sized mocha colored head. Very nice lasting power, takes a while to calm down and finally leaves a ring of foam. That looks much better! Sheets of lacing cascade down the side of the glass. Very nice nose on this one - coffee or espresso beans, milk and dark chocolate, sweet cream, dark roasted malts and a touch of fruit sweetness. Creamy lactose sweetness on the fore, medium astringency. Heavy doses of cream, chocolate and coffee round out the flavor profile. Creamy palate, medium bodied with a sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Finish is medium length, roasty and then fades into a wonderful sweetness. Great stuff, very unique, this will be a fridge staple of mine!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Beautiful black pour with an off-white head, which lasted longer than usual for this style. Incredibly strong coffee notes with a subtle hint of chocolate as well. Creamy mouthfeel with strong coffee flavor. It’s funny - I don’t drink coffee and never find myself wanting to hit the local Starbucks, but I love the cream stout style. This is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - OCT 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Poured an attractive dark color with off-white head that hung around for a while. Aroma was of coffee and chocolate. Flavor was also of chocolate, coffee and maybe a bit of caramel. Mouthfeel was nice. Drinkability is good on this one. Maybe not the most complex, but very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Pours dark with lush off white head. Nice honey comb esque lacing. creamy mouthfeel with hints of roast. Wonderful chocolate milk flavored finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 17, 2007
Too sweet, but otherwise damn good. A fine example of the style.... the only other admirable one that I’ve had was from Japan’s Hitachino. Once agoin quite good...just wish it was not so fucking sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
very creamy mouth feel and a slight raosty flavor as well nice color and nice thick head that laces nicley as well. good stuff ill try some more i think!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2007
Bottle form utobeer. Smooth, some charcoal and a little chocolate. Very dark red, milk chocolate head. Long lingering rather sweet and milky aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Black. A thin brown lasting head. Aroma brings tar, smook and wood. Also some coffee. Flavor is from very burnt malt. Smooky nad tar and also some coffee. I found this little to smoked and burnt.


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